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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA.
TAFT VISITS U. S.
IE, IS PLEA
Growers Urged to Reduce Loss
Resulting From Use of Bad
EXPERT MAKES SUGGESTIONS
Head of Food Administration Division
Tells How Many Causes of Dam
age Can Be Elim
inated. Washington. In order that tin.
country muy benefit from the largo po
tato crop which was raised during the
past season, the United States food
administration Is appealing to small
growers throughout the country to
take every precaution to prevent dam
ago to the surplus crop during the
coming winter through Improper stor
igo methods. In n statement Just Is
sued, Lou D. Sweet, head of the po
tato division of the food administra
tion, calls attention to the chief causes
- of wastage and outlines the best stor
age methods. The .statement follows:
"It Is of groat Importance that all
the potatoes raised this year should
bo stored under proper conditions.
Even when every precaution Is taken
the 'wastage of potatoes during the
winter Is considerable; under bad con
ditions of storage It is very great In
deed. "In order Hint the best methods may
be adopted by the small growers, those
who have not had the experience in
tho storage of potatoes, should know
the chief causes of the wastage. These
"1. Sweating, heating and conse-
" fluent rot: often due to Insufficient
"2. Rotting, due to potatoes getting
wet nt the time of putting them In
".1. Injury from frost.
"4. Decay, owing to disease In the
tubers at the time of storage.
"f. Sprouting qf tubers in the
Losses May Be Reduced. ,
"It is not possible" to prevent alto
gether losses from these causes, but
by using the best methods of storage,
it is possible to reduce them very ma
terially. "This may bo done by taking care to
guard against losses from each of
"Sweating and heating occur if ths
freshly dug potatoes are 'piled in too
large piles, so that the air cannot cir
culate between the tubers. The risk
of loss from this cause Is greatest in
the fall, Immediately after the tubers
havo been dug, and it Is, therefore, Im
portant that potatoes when dug should
not be put In unnecessarily largo piles,
nor kept In an 111-ventllated room.
"If the potatoes nt the digging time
nre allowed to get wet and go Into
storage in that condition, rotting Is
sure to occur. Be careful to "have
your potatoes dry before storing.
"Potatoes nro easily damaged by
frost, ir they become frozen, there
market value Is destroyed. Therefore,
take precaution to protect the tubers
from frost before and after digging.
Eliminate Diseased Tubers.
1 "There arc several diseases of tho
m potn'to which destroy the tuber, and If
diseased tubers are mixed with the
. sound ones, tho disease spreads rap
Idly; therefore, It Is necessary to sort
tho potatoes carefully, eliminating all
of the disease, the cuts, culls, nnd dirt
before placing them Into permanent
" storage for the winter. . All of the
cuts, culls, misshapen and diseased tu
bers should be fed to the poultry and
live stock, but should bo steamed or
boiled before being fed, ns In this wny
you Increase the food value, and also
,t destroy the germs of the disease, so
.that It will not get into tho manure
and thence Into the land.
"By proper ventilation of tho collar
or storage room, and by holding tho
temperature as near 35 degrees F. as
possible, you can keep the potatoes
"Seed for next year's plnntlng
tdtould bo selected from hills that pro
duco all nice, true to type potntoes
Theso should be selected at the dig
King time, and stored separately In
crates or boxes, and by storing them
In a well-lighted room where tho tern
pernture can be held nt from 114 to 40
degrees, with a little ventilation and
this seed planted next spring, the
grower will make a start toward Im
proving the quality of his potatoes, In
stead of as In the past, simply plant
lug the culls or runouts."
Japanese "Temperature" Ghosts.
Ghost stories In Japan develop In
warm weather. High temperature has
raised a ghost nt one of the fashion
able baths in Kobe. About the middle
of June, a woman died In the estab
lishment. Two days later, another
woman was taken ill at tho same plnco
and died when taken home. She as
sorted that while at the bath, being
entirely alone, her name was distinctly
called. This call was several times
repeated. This Incident, with usual
exaggerations, became known to the
patrons of the bath and custom almost
reason. The bathhouse Keeper nas un
ilertnken to restore the damaged repu
tutlon of his establishment by employ'
lug u Btrect orator who delivers sev'
em! lectures dally on the absurdity of
i he ghost story. Thus for, his at
tempts to "lay the ghost" have been of
on uvull. Former customers do not
"Mr nnd Mrs. Turtle,"' said Dudd7,
"were taking n wa.k.
"'How about paying n call on our
cousins, Mr. nnd Mrs. Snapping Tur
tle?' nsked Mrs. Turtle.
" 'Yes, let's go.' snld Mr. Turtle. 'In
fact, we might runke a round of calls.
Wo could soo all our cousins and our
friends and at wtch pluee they could
nslc us for ten. Wo could go around
like this for n .lumber of dnys and not
hnvo to do nn marketing at all,'
" 'A very bright idea,' said Mrs. Tur
tle. 'It Is nr. excellent time to do such
u thing, ton, for everyone Is talking
about the high prices the grocers and
bnkers uml butchers and all the rest
are nsto ng for their meats and breads
and f cilts.'
""To be sure,' said Jr. Turtle, 'we
don'4, iave to pay hl"h prices for our
gooihes, for we get them ourselves nnd
thus far there have been no grocers
or butchers In the turtle world.'
" 'There may be soon,' snld Mrs.
Turtle. 'Everyone Is talking ns though
the prices would go so high no one
could pay for things after, n time.'
'"How high do they expect them to
go?' nsked Mr. Turtle. 'To the sky?'
"'Perhaps,' said Mrs. Turtle. 'We
couldn't reach them even If they went
into the trees.'
" 'Well,' said Mr. Turtle, 'we needn't
worry ns yet, for there are no crea-
And Then They Both Grinned.
tures in tho turtle world who nsk us
for turtle money.'
" 'As a mnttcr of fact, there Is not
any turtle money,' snld Mrs. Turtle.
" 'Correct my love ; you are always
"And then they both grinned, for
they had been talking and worrying
nbout prices nnd expensive living when
it didn't really bother them in the
"'It shows,' said Mr. Turtle, 'how
much we copy others. We hear poo
pie say they are poor and then we
say we are, and we really make our
selves quite miserable about It !'
"'Just the same,' snld Mrs. Turtle,
'I would enjoy n round of visits.'
" 'So would I,' said Mr. Turtle. 'And
we'll tell every creature upon whom
we call that wo will be at home In
Turtle-Grove Pond after next week und
we hope to have the plensuro of see
ing them. So, It will not be greedy
of us to have tea with them,' ,
"'Where is Turtle-Grove Pond?'
nsked Mrs. Turtle.
" 'Our home, my love,' said Mr. Tur
"'Ilrive we moved?'
"'Oh, no, but when we go calling
we must have a name for our place so
It can be put on the corner of our
cards. That Is the correct thing to
do,' said Mr. Turtle.
"'Ilflvo you the enrds ready?' asked
"And to Mrs. Turtle's surprise and
delight she saw u grent many leaves
Mr. Turtle had gathered near his pond.
In tho corner was the namo Turtle
Grove-Pond which no one could havo
understood unless Mr. Turtle ex
plained. But ho was quite willing to
"For tho lenves had been marked
by a family of bugs who like to do
that work and who hud made tho lit
tle holes Mr. Turtle said meunt the
name of his home.
"And in the meantime, while Mr. and
Mrs. Turtlo went calling, the little tur
ties came out themselves. Their
mother hud burled the eggs lu tho
sand and had left them as turtlo moth
era- do. They had hatched out nil
alone and were Just us happy as
"When Mr. and Mrs. Turtle cume
back they greeted tho little turtles as
if they were strangers. They liked
them but they did not make uny fuss
over them. For, of course, how could
they be sure that tho little turtles
were their own when they had left
them to couio out Into the world, by
"But that 1 the way In Turtleland
and tho little ones got along by them
selves and seemed to be perfectly
"And though It seems very queer to
us ns long as the turtles are happy It
Is nil right, for they are the rulers of
Turtleland, anyway I"
The little four-yeur-old daughter of
a mlnlBter was visiting and nt dinner
the curving wus about to begin without
tho customary grace Calling out
"Walt a minute," she folded her hand
and repeated, "Now I lay me," etc.,
nil the way through. This done, she
raised hue head and, waving her hand
to the carver, said: "Now, you can
let her go."
EX-PRESIDENT IMPRESSED WITH
FORT OMAHA COLLEGE.
EYES OF ARTILLERY IN ACTION
Eight Hundred Pupils Are Undergoing
Training for Places In Uncle Sam's
Army of the Air. Field Open for
More Applicants. Sterling Quali
Omaha, Oct. IX!. Ex-President Tnft
inspected the big balloon school at
Fort Oinnhu last week, saw tho huge
sausugo shaped forms carry the ob
servers -1,000 feet In the air, from
where they signalled the activities of
tho occupants of trenches live or six
miles away to the dummy artillery,
and at tho conclusion of his tour ex
pressed his opinion of the work of
this new branch of the service that
1uih come to he known ns "the eyes of
the nrtlllery," as "wonderful."
At Fort Omaha there are being
trained nt present nenrly 800 keen
young Americans who will In the near
future, from their lofty perches In tho
clouds In Frnnce nnd Belgium, direct
the lire of the American artillery that
Is to pave the way for the drive to
As tho men at present in trnlnlng nt
Fort Oninhn leave for nctlvc service,
their places nre being taken by men
we more corn
2-mesLt n '
use more fish &.heans.
use Just enough t ,. .
J use syrups . .
the cause of freedom
from all over the country, und us the
quarters ure being constantly en
larged, there Is still room for. u con-
sldorablu number of men having tho
In nnswer to ninny Inquiries, the
commanding officer of the United
States Army Bnllo.on School, nt Fort
Omaha, sns that the qualifications of
men npplylng for 'ho commission of
1st Lieutenant as Observation Balloon
Pilots nro ns follows:
Tho Bnlloon Service rails for a high'
class of work nnd applleants-for com
missions In the line must possess
First they must be citizens of United
States nnd not under 11) years of age
nnd not over 35.
The must be energetic nnd forceful,
nnd of good mornl chnrnctcr and clean
After passing tho examinations re
quired the nppllcnnt I? enlisted ns n
first Tins prlvnte in the .aviation sec
tlon of the Signal Enlisted Reserve
no Is then assigned to, a school for
training, nnd the time of training le
ponds upon the mnn's nblllty.
After qualifying ns nn observation
bnlloon pilot bo is commissioned ns
n first lleutonrint. Aviation Section
Sltrnnl Officers Reserve Corps.
J-'rom the time of his entrance Into
tho school until he Is commlslnni1
he receives R100 per month, quarters
nnd food nllownnce. As a first lieuten
ant S2.000 n year.
Application hlnnks can bo secured
by nddrosncr the President Avlntlnn
Examining Board at Fort Omaha.
Merge Match Factories.
Stockholm. Oct. 22. The tior"or of
nil tho match factories In Sweden Is
nnnounced. The new corporation will
have 400.000 shnrcs nt 200 crowns
Recount In Iowa Election.
Dcs Moines, Oct. 22. Attorney
General II. M. Ilnvner has ordered a
recount of the bnllots cast In Mon
day's special election on tho question
of constitutional prohibition.
Unofficial returns give tho wets nn
ndvnntngo of approximately 1,000.
with a total vote of -MO.OOO. In some
quarters It Is believed the official
count mny change the final result.
Rubs Fleet Bottled Up.
Petrograd. Twenty Ihisslnn wnr
ships of various classes nro bottled
up In Moon sound, with n cordon of
Germnn wnrcraft barring their egress
northward back Into tho Gulf of Fin
land or to the south Into the Gulf of
Rlgn. The Russians nttempted to
force tho Oermnns buck off Oesel
Island, nnd In the engagement the
battleship Slnvn a relic of the dnys
before tho Russo-Jnpanese war was
sunk nnd other units were so bndly
tin in aged that the Russlnn flotllln wa
forced to seek refuge In Moon sound.
1 Cunt. .Marquess tiiiilin l.aiu vntl
Turin to llounslow, England, In seven
dtirs on the Belgian front who are making themselves comfortable In the midst
French military kitchen at Monastlr, .showing French soldiers feeding hungry children from a "goulash wagon."
There is little of anything t lint means happiness and life left lu Serbia today. The remaining Inhabitants depend
greatly on the bounty of allied soldiers lu their localities.
This British olllclnl photograph shows British airships starting out on
patrol. They nre always on the lookout for U-boats and enemy nlrcraft.
BRITISH ARMORED CARS HELP RUSSIANS
A squadron of British armored motorcars Is on the eastern front with the
KusMiui army and Is doing valiant work ngalust tho Oermnns.
(right) and Michael Angeio lonr.o ticiw
hours and twelve minutes. 2- Wash day
FRENCH SOLDIERS FEEDING POOR,
STARTING ON PATROL
at Camp Wadsworth. i$-
PUGILIST COX IN NAVY
Joe Cox, a well-known pugilist, who
once knocked out Jess Wlllard, Joined
tho naval reserves last April and has
advanced rapidly, being now u chief of
anus. He is here shown receiving in
structions from Ensign J. A. Wilson nt
the naval training station at Pclhnm
Bay Park, N. Y.
Tire Picked Up Gold Dust.
1 1 ill i it it l fin 4 f rim f vtlfil itiv.
gold nuggets In the streets, but n Knl-l
Ispell, Mont., man has gone them one,
better. His gold is guthered by blow
outs lu Ills motor car casings. '
A man named Geesland had a blow
out recently nnd the casing gathered'
up the gold for him. Tho only thing
to worry about Is whether tho gold Is
sufficient to pay for tho blowout.
Geeslnnd took his torn cnslng to u
ICnllspell garage for repairs, and It
was sent to u shop In Spokane. A let
ter wns received from tho tiro house
saying: "Several particles of gold wero
found In the black sand that remained
In the cnslng."
"Here's an actor who advertises that
he Is suited for 'leads and general busi
"What does ho meun by general
"Oh, a llttlo of everything. I once
knew nn actor whose 'general busi
ness' Included nn Imitation of wolves
howling in n play called 'Davy Crock
who m;.ie i nonstop
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